Application and Admissions

Admissions

Candidates for admission to the EMBA Program will be evaluated on the following criteria:

  • Evidence of having been awarded the equivalent of a U.S. bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university with an overall GPA of at least 2.75.
  • Evidence of at least seven years of full-time, professional work experience, with a minimum of three years in a management role.
  • Corporate Sponsorship Letter indicating your company's direct support and commitment to your attendance in the EMBA Program.
  • At least one Personal Recommendation Letter from an individual who can evaluate your potential for success in a graduate degree program.
  • Executive Assessment
  • Personal interview.
  • Download the 2020 EMBA Application Checklist here.

2020 Application Deadline

The EMBA Program is currently accepting applications for the 2020 cohort.

2020 Application Deadline
Application Round Deadline Date Application Fee
Priority Consideration November 1, 2019 App Fee Waived
Early Consideration February 3, 2020 $100
Final Consideration April 15, 2020 $150

* Active duty U.S. military personnel and veterans: In gratitude for your service we would like to grant you a waiver of the $150 Executive MBA application fee. To request the waiver, prior to submitting your EMBA application, you must first email a copy of your official DD214 (Certificate of Release or Discharge from Active Duty) or your most recent LES (Leave and Earnings Statement) to Nikkole Liesse at nikkole.liesse@unlv.edu.

Instructions for EMBA Application

If at any time during your admissions and application process you have questions or need assistance, please contact Nikkole Liesse at 702-895-2628 or nikkole.liesse@unlv.edu.

Step 1: Document Preparation

Before beginning your online application you will need to prepare a number of items that will be uploaded along with your electronic application:

Transcripts – Request official, sealed transcripts from all previous institution and send to the EMBA office at the address below.

If you graduated from UNLV, you will not need to request transcripts.

Resume – Be sure to detail out all work experience. Focus on any decision making, supervisory and budgetary responsibilities in your current position and/or previous positions.

Statement of Intent – In two to three pages, describe why you believe you are the ideal EMBA candidate, how the program fits into your career and/or personal goals, and what skills and talents you possess that will benefit the cohort.

Step 2: Online Application

Apply to the UNLV Graduate College.

  • You will need to set up a new user profile, but do not need a Nevada State Higher Education (NSHE) ID to complete the personal data.
  • Indicate "Degree or Certificate Application" for Application Type.
  • Indicate "Business Administration - Executive M.B.A." for Program of Study.

Once you set up your profile and submit an application, you'll see a checklist on your application home page. Upload your Résumé and Statement of Intent here. The EMBA office will indicate when we receive your EA scores, and the Graduate College will indicate when they've processed your transcripts.

Note: For the best user experience, use Google Chrome, Safari or Firefox as your web browser.

Step 3: Application Payment

Once the online application is complete, submit the application fee:

2020 Application Deadline
Application Round Deadline Date Application Fee
Priority Consideration November 1, 2019 App Fee Waived
Early Consideration February 3, 2020 $100
Final Consideration April 15, 2020

$150

A non-refundable application fee is required to process your application. In the online application you may either submit payment via credit card or select to pay by check. Checks should be made out to Board of Regents and mailed to the EMBA office at the address below.

* Active duty U.S. military personnel and veterans: In gratitude for your service we would like to grant you a waiver of the $150 Executive MBA application fee. To request the waiver, prior to submitting your EMBA application, you must first email a copy of your official DD214 (Certificate of Release or Discharge from Active Duty) or your most recent LES (Leave and Earnings Statement) to Nikkole Liesse at nikkole.liesse@unlv.edu.

Step 4: Secure Additional Documents

In order to complete the application process the EMBA office requires a Corporate Sponsorship letter, at least one recommendation letter and scores from the Executive Assessment. Click the links below to access convenient forms and additional information.

Corporate Sponsorship Letter

The Corporate Sponsorship letter is a letter of recommendation from your direct supervisor and the company demonstrating their support and commitment to your attendance in the EMBA program. The program is typically every other Friday and Saturday.

Recommendation Letter

The Recommendation letter is a letter from an individual who can evaluate your potential for success in a graduate degree program.

Executive Assessment (EA)

The Executive Assessment is specifically designed to evaluate the business school readiness of seasoned professionals. The assessment focuses on skills that are critical both at work and in an EMBA program: higher order reasoning, critical thinking, analysis, and problem-solving. Because it was designed specifically for experienced professionals, it requires modest preparation, takes only 90 minutes to complete, and includes flexible rescheduling options. The test is administered by the Graduate Management Admission Council (GMAC), creators of the GMAT® exam. Learn more about the Executive Assessment by visiting gmac.com/ea.

GMAT and GRE

The Executive MBA also accepts the GMAT or GRE exam. Please call 702-895-2628 to discuss. 

Please note, there is no minimum score required for admission, these scores are just one of several factors that we use to make admissions decisions. The entire application package is reviewed to understand the candidate, with no single factor determining admittance.

Step 5: Personal Interview

Once steps 1 through 4 have been completed and received by the EMBA office, you will be contacted to schedule the final step in the process, the personal interview. Please set aside 90 minutes for this meeting.

The letters of recommendation, official transcripts, application fee and all other documents should be sent to the following address:

University of Nevada, Las Vegas
EMBA Program
4505 S. Maryland Parkway, Box 456018
Las Vegas, Nevada 89154-6018